A Kansas judge has ordered babysitter Tyerria Miles, who left a toddler’s dead body in a field last year, to serve 18 months of probation, according to KSN.
Miles was convicted of one count of interfering with law enforcement in May. She was babysitting infant Jhornee Bland when the child died. The pair was staying at a hotel and, according to The Wichita Eagle, Miles participated in a pool party, which may have kept her away from the 2-year-old.
After Miles discovered the dead infant, she did not seek help. Instead, she drove the tot’s lifeless body to north Wichita and dumped her body in a field. She is also on record as lying to authorities, and the girl’s mother, saying that she dropped the 2-year-old off with an acquaintance. She later confessed, to police, the location of the child’s remains.
According to KWCH, she was simply afraid of getting in trouble.
The fact that Miles only received a sentence of probation did not sit well with the infant’s mother, Jackqailine Hardin.
“Eighteen months is not enough,” she said in court. “I mean we all want answers into what happened to Jhornee and we still have not gotten that answer yet.”
Police cleared Miles of any wrongdoing in the infant’s passing because the coroner’s office was unable to determine the actual cause of death. An autopsy provided no answers about what happened that day.
Miles faces 11 months behind bars only if she violates the terms of her probation. District Judge Jeff Dewey also ordered her to obtain her GED and to pay $350 in attorney’s fees.
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